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    He'd look great in a Dodgers jersey...

    Get it done, Deano!


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    I want to see A-Rod in a Dodger uniform next season!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuxBeingU
    He can get you to the postseason, he can't do anything once he gets there.
    That's just dumb.

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    Who wouldn't want an A-Rod, but I don't see us giving him a 30-35 mil a year deal.

    I think it'll be between the Yanks, Boston, Cubs...and maybe the Angels.

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    It hurts the Yankees a ton though because if he had signed an extension the Yankees would still be getting Texas's money for three years. There goes $30 million in subsidized A-Rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuxBeingU View Post
    I would put the early money on the Angels. Don't see Boston going after him. He can get you to the postseason, he can't do anything once he gets there. Boston can get there w/o spending 15-20M a season. Lowell can be had for far less adn IMO he would rather stay in Boston.
    I can almost guarantee you that the Angels will not go after him. The price is way to high and the Orange County market can't afford a $25-30mil salary for a player that might or might not perform in the playoffs for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePuck View Post
    I can almost guarantee you that the Angels will not go after him. The price is way to high and the Orange County market can't afford a $25-30mil salary for a player that might or might not perform in the playoffs for you.
    Do you think Vlad is "unclutch" then too? This whole "A-Rod can't hack it in the playoffs" argument is ridiculous.

    Every player "might or might not perform" in a three or four-game series.

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    lol! Peter Gammons just called out A-Rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbruin152 View Post
    Do you think Vlad is "unclutch" then too? This whole "A-Rod can't hack it in the playoffs" argument is ridiculous.

    Every player "might or might not perform" in a three or four-game series.
    apples and oranges...Vlad's performance in the post season was often a result of his injuries accumulated throughout the the regular season.

    Arod on the other hand goes into the playoffs in tip top shape and gets like 2 hits. That is mental. That is choking. If he had injuries it's one thing but when he doesn't then what else is there to point at?


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    don't even get me started on the ridiculous amounts of protection that Arod has in the Yankee lineup compared to what Vlad has had with the Angels. That alone makes the Arod can't hack it in the playoffs more than valid.
    Last edited by OrangePuck; October 28th, 2007 at 10:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePuck View Post
    apples and oranges...Vlad's performance in the post season was often a result of his injuries accumulated throughout the the regular season.

    Arod on the other hand goes into the playoffs in tip top shape and gets like 2 hits. That is mental. That is choking. If he had injuries it's one thing but when he doesn't then what else is there to point at?
    LOL. Priceless. EVERYONE by the end of the year is banged up. Kirk Gibson hit a home run on one leg, remember?

    A-Rod in the playoffs .279/.361/.483
    Vlad in the playoffs .183/.258/.233

    Not even a comparison. People that say A-Rod "can't handle pressure in NY" (read: stupid people) seem to conveniently forget that he tore up the '04 playoffs as a Yankee in both the ALDS and ALCS.

    (And no, I don't think either A-Rod OR Vlad are unclutch, but I love watching this incredibly arbitrary definition of the word get tossed around.)

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePuck
    don't even get me started on the ridiculous amounts of protection that Arod has in the Yankee lineup compared to what Vlad has had with the Angels. That alone makes the Arod can't hack it in the playoffs more than valid.
    Or, you could look at it as that if an entire lineup isn't hitting pitching, maybe you should give some credit to the pitching staffs of the other teams? You can arbitrarily rationalize your way around this any way you want, but protection is just an excuse.

    Fact of the matter is in a three or four-game series ANYONE can look like a choker.
    Last edited by Hoya; October 28th, 2007 at 10:34 PM.

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